Lead ambassador handler, Darla, checks the keel of our resident Great Horned Owl, Owlscar. We constantly monitor the weights of all our ambassadors but for our birds it’s important to check their keel score as well. The keel is a long thin bone that protrudes from the breast bone with muscles attached to either side. The amount of pectoral muscle tissue on either side of the keel, measured along with the bird’s weight, gives a more accurate assessment of body condition. We work with our ambassador animals to be comfortable with this kind of touch so daily body examinations can be a quick and stress free process for both handler and animal! #lovethewildlife . . . . . . . . #owl#greathornedowl#wildlife#wildliferehab#keel
The latest model from this Swedish builder of quality serious cruising yachts marks a step change in Hallberg Rassy’s design thinking. At first glance this German Frers design is very much a Hallberg Rassy, with the distinctive blue topsides stripe, coachroof shape and trademark fixed windscreen. However, it has a much more modern hull shape and is the first boat in the long-running range with twin rudders. The low centre of gravity keel, with a relatively long cord length, is also retained, although maximum beam is proportionately greater than for earlier models and is carried further aft to a broader transom. This is combined with an almost plumb bow and much more vertical topsides, with a harder turn of the bilge. The overall effect is to lengthen the effective waterline and increase form stability, while also creating additional internal volume. . . . #hallbergrassy#hallbergrassy44#yacht#boat#sailing#cruising#worldsailing#worldcruise#beam#gravity#keel#swedish#german#frers#yachtingworld
As part of my health recovery programme I've taken up weight lifting. Seems to me that if I were just a little taller I might get Sarean's keel out of the water. Never give up! She's only 12 tonnes! You can do it Meggie! 💪👀🏋️♀️ . . . . . . . . #yachtlifting#newworldrecord!